I think Olivia’s goal should count! This 5 year old is determined to score..even if it means touching the ball. 😂 Way to go Olivia! #proudgrandma #5yearoldsoccerstar #soccer pic.twitter.com/NWtVAXrsLu
— Tracy Caniford Westrom (@tracywestrom) August 24, 2019
A young girl picked the ball up so she could have another go after her shot went wide in a match watched by parents and other relatives.
Days before Olivia’s fifth birthday, her grandmother shared a clip in which the child can be seen running almost the full length of the pitch with the ball at her feet.
As the she approaches the empty net in front of her, the youngster tries her luck with a shot.
— Tracy Caniford Westrom (@tracywestrom) August 26, 2019
However, upon noticing that it had gone wide of the post, Olivia gabbed the ball with both hands and replaced it in a more central position.
Her second attempt to score was more successful but the goal is said to have been disallowed by the referee for handball.